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CEOs of the American Association of Community Colleges’ member institutions elected five new members to the Presidents Academy Executive Committee and selected Gregory Hamann, president of Linn-Benton Community College (Oregon), as chair-elect.
E. Ann McGee, president of Seminole State College of Florida, will chair the Presidents Academy beginning July 1 through June 2013.
The five regional representatives elected to serve three-year terms include: Debra Derr, president of North Iowa Area Community College, for the Central Region; Kevin Drumm, president of Broome Community College (New York), for the Northern Region; Will Austin, president of Warren County Community College (New Jersey), for the Northern Region; Kathi Hiyane-Brown, president of Whatcom Community College (Washington), for the Pacific Region; and Mary Spangler, chancellor of Houston Community College (Texas), for the Western Region. All terms begin July 1.
The committee is a group of 13 elected community college CEOs who advise AACC on CEO leadership development opportunities and sponsor programs for member presidents. It comprises the chair, chair-elect, past chair, two representatives from each of the five regions and an ex-officio member. Jana Kooi, president of Florida State College at Jacksonville–Open Campus will serve as past chair.
Regional representatives who are continuing their terms on the executive committee for 2012-2013 include:
There is a vacancy in the Southern Region. A process for election for that region will take place at the next Presidents Academy Executive Committee Meeting on July 7.
The Presidents Academy Executive Committee solicits nominations in November to review for a proposed slate of candidates. Elections are held following the annual AACC convention where the slate is presented and approved during the annual business meeting.
All community college CEOs are automatically members of this professional development group, which offers multiple opportunities throughout the year.
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